Farmers have been using plows since gardens began, they are a necessity for all gardens, and with so many options available, it can be confusing which plow is best suited for your needs. There are many manufacturers of plows on the market today, and with the ability to pull a tiller with a lawnmower or a huge tractor, you have to make sure you get the right one for your machine, or else you could break the plow, or not be able to break the ground. Here is some information on plows, and a few videos to get you started on selecting the right plow for you garden, tractor, and needs.
Plows go back to the days of gardening with mules, when the mule pulled the plow, it broke the ground, and if it couldn't pull the plow, you got another mule, things were simpler, life was good. When tractors were introduced as gardening tools, the plow was quickly modified to fit them, providing a replacement for the mule, and never tiring. Eventually the tractor took over the gardening industry, and became more varied in size and power, ranging from 10hp all the way to over 100hp, so their abiltiy really varies by size and weight. To properly size a plow for a tractor or field you have to consider a few things first, how deep do you want to plow, how many bottoms can your tractor pull, and how often do you plan on plowing.
Single bottom plows have one bottom (curved piece used to break and turn over dirt) and are the easiest to pull because they are breaking a small amount of ground in each pass. The single bottom plow is used on small to medium size gardens, and the bottoms can range in size between 12 to 18 inches. The only disadvantage to a single bottom plow is that you can't plow more than 18 inches in a single pass, to plow anymore than that you would need a double bottom plow capable of plowing much wider and finishing the task much faster.
Besides being in the farming and plowing industry his whole life, Ted from Everything Attachments has also spent countless hours in the studio and in the fields making videos on how to do common tasks with tractors, skid steers, and excavators, and also using his high-tech studio to get up close and personal with attachments for these machines. With attachments being updated constantly, Ted knows how to stay on the forefront of the attachment industry and keep you informed on new developments. Ted's videos on attachment features can be found here, and a full library of "how-to" videos can be found here.